About the position
The Southwest Region is seeking one (1) Wildlife Technician (non-benefited) to help manage Cecil D. Andrus Wildlife Management Area (Andrus WMA) during the 2018 season.
Work will begin on March 1, 2018 and end December 31, 2018 (flexible start and end dates) at a rate of $12.31 per hour. The incumbent will work four (4) months on, one (1) month off, four (4) months on.
With or without reasonable accommodations, incumbent must be able to work in adverse weather conditions, hike long distances in extremely rough terrain while carrying a 30-40 lb pack, and lift/carry equipment up to 60 lbs for short distances.
Information and Education: Provide information to Andrus WMA users and the general public; work with volunteer groups on various habitat projects; staff office hours during fall hunting seasons to provide motorized access and information to WMA users.
Knowledge of at least one of the following: 1) Good knowledge of wildlife ecology and habitat requirements and Some knowledge of wildlife habitat including evaluation and management practices; OR 2) Good knowledge of biology, zoology, botany, conservation biology or closely related discipline.
Experience recording, summarizing, analyzing, and synthesizing biological data using a personal computer to manage data. Must be highly self-motivated, enthusiastic, and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Good communication skills are required.
B.S. degree in Range, Wildlife, Environmental Resources, other closely related natural resource field, or equivalent in training and experience is preferred. Experience operating and maintaining four-wheel drive vehicles, tractor, backhoe, ATVs, power and hand tools, chainsaws, sprayers and other field equipment preferred.